Can’t decide between the beach and the city? Spain’s stylish Barcelona treats you to both. Barcelona is brimming with culture and endless sights, whether you’re into art, architecture, fashion or food. Modernist architect Antoni Gaudí is responsible for a veritable street gallery of impressive landmarks, with Park Güell, Casa Milà and the magnificent Sagrada Família all found here.
The city sprawls across a collection of distinct neighbourhoods – or barrios as they’re locally known – all of which have their own identities and highlights, and each of which is great if you just want to walk around and discover some hidden gems. Wander down the Gothic Quarter’s winding alleys for a mishmash of ancient architecture and modern wonders, head to Gràcia for boutiques, restaurants and a village feel, or make a beeline for Eixample for some of the city’s iconic buildings and designer shops.